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This is a guide to resources for Sustainable Design.
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Finding Plans and Drawings

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General Information Sources

E-journal Collections

  • American Chemical Society Web Editions  
    this is a full text collection of ACS journals going back as far as the 1800s.
  • ScienceDirect Journals  
    This collection has full text access over 800 publications along with indexing and abstracts for several hundred more.
  • SpringerLink  
    This has a wide array of full text across many disciplines.
  • Emerald Journals  
    provides access to just the Journals portion. Journals cover many business topics, including management, the built environment, and more. Limit to browse Journals & Books, Just Journals and Just my Subscriptions to see both an alphabetical list of titles and (in the right frame) subject groupings of the journals to which we have fulltext access

Conference Proceedings


    Find Books

    Books about Sustainable Design can be found all over the library.

    Try doing a subject search or subject browse for Sustainability or Sustainable.


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    For looking beyond what our catalog holds, try OpenWorldCat.

    Find Articles

    • Academic Search Premier  
      This broad ranging database contains a lot of full text and is a good place to look for any interdisciplinary topics. This database has a module for SocIndex and Business Source Premier as well.
    • GreenFile  
      Included are articles about sustainability drawn from trade, scholarly, general, and government publications.
    • Agricola
      Agricola searches the catalog for the National Agricultural Library. If you find a book or article through here, search for it in our catalog or thought JournalList.
    • Art Index  
      This is an index and does not have full text. It covers a wide variety of architecture, art, and design journals dating back to 1984.
    • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals  
      This is an index and does not have full text. It covers architecture journals from 1930 to the present.
    • Design and Applied Arts Index  
      This is an index and does not have full text. Articles here are about design or design-related discipline from a wide variety of sources.
    • Engineering Village  
      Engineering Village is a good resource for any articles or information needed about engineering.
    • Environment Complete  
      This includes a lot of full text information concerning environmental technology and law, urban planning, pollution, and waste management and more.
    • ProQuest Research Library  
      This database contains some full text. It also has several modules including Humanities, General Interest, and Social Sciences among others.
    • BuildingGreen  
      This site is a suite of information for sustainable building professionals. There are links to information about new building materials, products, laws, regulations and case studies.
    • Material ConneXion  
      This database contains information about various materials that can be used. It is constantly updated by a panel of scholars.
    • Building Codes and Standards  
      Provides fulltext access to a selection of building codes and standards from ICC, ASTM, NFPA and more. When searching, select “Subscribed Books” to limit to fulltext access.
    • ARTstor  

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    Finding Full Text

    If you have a citation and would like to find the Full Text of an article, you must look in the following locations:

    JournalList is an alphabetical listing of full-text journals found in most of Gutman Library's electronic databases and e-journal collections.

    PhilaFIND is the library catalog where you should look for print copies of journals.

    Interlibrary Loan is where you should go if you cannot find the full text in JournalList or in PhilaFind. Directions are on this page for how to request articles or books from other libraries.

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